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tracted a more jealous aversion toward people. An epidemic fever prevailing those incentives to evil which so surely out of its ordinary season has taken overcome the unwary. Being taken un- away many without hope in Christ. well on his return voyage, his physician Their anguish of spirit formed a fearful prescribed "sweet spirits of nitre,” which contrast to the happy death of the behe declined, choosing rather to suffer liever. Our church mourns among than to use a remedy resembling the others two aged members, a man and his article which occasioned the drunken- wife, who entered the Christian service ness of his people. at the eleventh hour. I was with them at the last, and was made happy by witnessing the peace that characterized their deaths. They had lived long together, and seen their children of the third and fourth generation. In death they were but momentarily separated, and together in the church-yard their dust waits the resurrection morn.



The following letter has been excluded from an earlier appearance by a press of matter relating to other mission fields; but

After his return home he manifested a determination to devote himself to the elevation of his tribe. He spoke boldly in the national council in favor of civilization and of the institutions of the gospel, and set the example of a consistent worshipper in the house of prayer. But alas! his voice is now silenced. He has passed away from the turmoil of earth to the joys of heaven. I was called to witness his last struggle and joyful departure. He was seized with pneumonia so highly inflammatory as speedily to render it evident, to himself and to others, that he must die. This event he spoke of as the finishing of his work and his entrance into rest. At intervals, when his pains were less violent, he was employed in prayer, with expressions of praise. The truth that "Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners," was his consolation. The greatest bur-cies that I avail myself of the privilege den of his mind was for the church whose interests he had espoused. It was his earnest appeals to his mother which drew from her a promise to consecrate herself more publicly to the service of which promise she has now fulfilled and that led his brother, now a candidate for baptism, to the threshold of the church.


It is seldom the lot of a Christian minister to witness a more happy termination of earthly existence. This, with a similar scene witnessed a few weeks before, makes us feel that it is well

To lay our armor by,

To breathe our humble prayer,
To sink to rest, in faith to die,
For God is present there.


These are bright spots in the cloud that has lowered heavily upon our

it contains a notice of events never too late
to be put on record.

Good tidings.

July 26, 1853. — It is with feelings of gratitude to the Father of all our mer

of reporting to you some things to the honor of his grace. Our meetings have | been quite encouraging, and there has generally been good attendance, with a good attention to the exercises, and in almost all cases there have been indications of serious impressions on some persons present.

In br. Downing's neighborhood there has been much interest manifested, in all directions for many miles round. There are pressing invitations for more preaching at several places. But our duties elsewhere will not admit of our giving them as much attention as we could with profit if we had more help.

At Adsinohee, on Sabbath, May 29,
br. Downing baptized one woman on
confession of her faith in the Lord Jesus.

Br. Wickliffe and other brethren, who
are active and useful within the range of


church a meeting house has been erected, in which good congregations attend preaching and prayer meetings. There is quite a serious feeling among the people of the vicinity. At a very interesting two days' meeting at this place, on the 9th and 10th inst., four

the Delaware Town church, report a number of anxious inquirers at several places where religious meetings are held. At the sacramental meeting at Delaware Town last month, there was a very large congregation and much seriousness. One man and three women, on evidence of a hopeful change of heart, were bap-men and three women gave evidence of tized by br. Wickliffe June 18. At the a change of heart and were baptized by close of the meeting about forty persons br. Tanenole. came for prayer and instruction.

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Within the range of the labors of our br. Tanenole, pastor of the church at Long Prairie, there are indications of increasing seriousness. On Sabbath, May 22, br. Tanenole buried in baptism two Cherokee men and one woman on profession of their faith in Christ; and one man on the 26th of June. There are also quite a number of serious inquirers in the congregations.

At Lee's Creek, about forty-five miles south of this place, there is a greatly increased religious interest. The congregations are very large, and many appear to listen to the preached word with great seriousness. On Sabbath, June 26, several came before the church. One woman was received and baptized in the presence of five or six hundred people, among whom deep seriousness prevailed. The meetings on Saturday At Dsiyóhee, June 5, one man and one and Sabbath were quite large and enwoman were buried with Christ in bap-couraging. I trust the Spirit of God tism. Within the range of this church was present and at work on many minds. there are quite encouraging prospects. Hoping for a continued interest in At the Wet Prairie branch of this your prayers, I remain, &c.




The freedom granted by the Turkish government to Protestant missions was

deservedly regarded auspicious of great good. The steady progress of evangelical principles in the Christian communities of Turkey has confirmed the antici. pation. The Armenian, the Nestorian, and the Jacobite churches feel the force of simple Scripture truth, and the Greek church; strongest of all in the pride of antiquity, of nationality and "orthodoxy," has shown that it is not able wholly to resist the spiritual energy which acts so strongly in the other oriental communions. It is supposed that a dread of the effect

of this movement had some share in

prompting Russia to the aggressions that have brought Europe to the brink of a that, as political jealousy of Russia is the general war; and it is safe to presume chief cement that unites the western powers of Christendom in alliance with Turkey, so, whatever sympathy the evangelical Christian public may appear to have for the Turks, it is only apparent, and has regard to the benefits which the Turkish rule secures, and which Russian aggressions threaten, in respect to the nominally Christian population of the empire.

Mohammedanism, we believe, has


parted with none of its inherent intoler- | as tolerant of conversions from Islamism to Christianity, as of conversions from Armenian or Greek orthodoxy to evangelical Protestanism? The question admits of but one answer. He cannot, without ceasing to be a Mohammedan. The law of the Koran is express, that the apostate must be put to death. This law, w, within a short time has been actually executed A mussulman at Adrianople, who had professed Christianity, was summarily beheaded.

The spirit which animated the old warlike followers of the false prophet was no accidental or temporary impulse, but is inherent in their faith and survives all the changes of time. It may seem hardly charitable to affirm that there was more of contempt than of good will towards Christians in the recent acts of toleration, — for the Turk is still a man, and the case was one that appealed to human sensibility. But the indifference with which the government looked on, while persecuting prelates were punishing dis-a sent with many stripes, and the fact that it required British meditation to arrest their cruelty, lend support to the asser-key, under a commission to preach the


But a far diffierent question may very soon arise. 'Missions in Turkey have hitherto made no sensible impression on the Turks. Quite recently, however, indications have appeared that such is no longer to be the case. At two or more tations of the American Board of Commissioners, several mussulmans have expressed their conviction of the truth of Christianity. The exhibition of the gospel, divested of those corruptions that in the eastern churches have so completely hidden its divine features, and of its fruits as shown in the lives of sincere and intelligent believers, is beginning to have

its natural effects. Will the Sultan be

Political questions, now urgent, will for time postpone the consideration of this serious subject, but it will in due season demand attention. Missionaries in Tur

gospel to every creature, may not choose whether or not they will forbear to teach mussulmans. The question whether conversions shall be at the price of life will arise, and the Christian world will be called to look it in the face. Diplomatic guaranties of Turkish independence will be repudiated, when they manifestly require Christian states to sustain an antichristian power in open and bloody warfare against the gospel. Meanwhile, it remains for those whose weapons are not carnal, but mighty, to ply them with the constancy of true faith, assured that no weapon formed against them can eventually prosper.


A FOURFOLD BEREAVEMENT. It has seldom, we believe never, fallen to us to record in a single number of the Magazine intelligence of the deaths of four members of our missions, occurring within the space of three months, the announcement in the case of three of them reaching the Missionary Rooms on the same day.

Mrs. MARY CAMPBELL ROSE, wife of the Rev. A. T. Rose, of the Arracan Mission, died of cholera at Akyab, Oct. 21st, after an illness of less than twenty-four hours. She was the sister of the late lamented Rev. H. M. Campbell, whose remains were laid to

rest in the soil of Arracan less than two years before. She had arrived at Akyab with her husband on the 20th of May preceding and entered into rest when her missionary work could be said scarcely to have commenced.

The Rev. HARVEY E. KNAPP, of the same mission, died on his passage from Calcutta to the Cape of Good Hope, and was buried at sea on the 9th of November. Mr. Knapp was appointed in 1849. He left the mission on account of the rapid development of pulmonary disease, but death was nearer than had been feared.

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Mrs. SHERMER, wife of the Rev. H. B. Shermer, of the mission to the Bassas, West Africa, died at Bexley on the 23d of September, and Mrs. M. B. CROCKER, of the same mission, died at Monrovia on the 23d of November. Both had left this country within less than a year. The particulars of these solemn events will be found in the letter of Mr. Shermer in preceding pages.

The Arracan Mission is severely smitten. The mission in Africa, we cannot attempt now to interpret the lesson taught by Providence in respect to it. For our departed friends it is well, for the missions it is also well. These blows have been dealt in infinite wisdom, and love.

"Not for this

Faint we, nor mourn, nor murmur.” He who has taken these, can fill their places and raise up others to enter the waiting harvest of the world. We hope in a future number to give fuller notices of these lives and deaths.

DONATIONS. RECEIVED IN January, 1854. Maine.

Dexter,ch.7; Corrinna, Martha Young, 50 cts.; Wayne, ch. and cong. 25; Alna, Rev. G. P. Mathews 70 cts.; Wiscasset, John Sylvester 10; Kenduskeag, Rev. T. B. Robinson 10; Mrs. L. F. Robinson 1; Jefferson, 1st ch. and soc. 10; Warren, ch., to cons. Abiel W. Kennedy, M. D., L. M., 128;

New Hampshire. Concord, 1st ch., J. A. Gault, tr., to cons. Joseph A. Gilmore L.M., 100 West Swanzey, Silas Parsons 100 Deerfield Centre, ch. 7; Rindge, Arminda P. Abbott 3;




West Topsham, ch., J. Sanborn, tr.,
13.75; St.Johnsbury Centre, Joseph
Ide 5; Cornwall, Roxana Peet 4; 22.75

A friend, for the African Mission, 100;
Boston, Thomas P.Cushing, to cons.
hims. L. M., 100; Tremont st. ch.,
W. H. Jameson, tr., 100; Timothy
Gilbert, for the support of Mrs. Dau-
ble, 250; Charles st. ch., Fem.Miss.
Sóc., Mrs. Daniel Sharp, tr., to cons.
Joseph H. Stacey L. M., 104 61;
Washington st. S. Sch., W. Ho-
bart, tr., 10; Florida, Rev. Wm.
Bogert and wife, for Teloogoo Mis-
sion, 2; Lawrence, "A friend to Mis-
sions" 5; Salisbury and Amesbury,
S. Sch., for sup. cf a child named
Sarah P. Byram, under care of Mrs.
Johnson, Hongkong, 30; Chelsea,
ch., S. Bryant, tr., to cons. Elizabeth
Cummings L. M., 100; Lowell, "One
of the Unitarian household of faith"
3; Andover. S. S. Richardson 2;
Charlestown, 1st ch. and soc., per
Joseph Carter, tr., to cons. Amos
Chace L. M., 100; S. Sch., to sup.
a child in Assam Orph. Sch., 25;

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New York City, W. H. Munn, to cons. Elizabeth Munn L. M., 100; Keeseville, ch. 5; Willsboro', ch. 6.62; Masonville, ch., mon. con., 5; Gilbertsville, ch. 30.62; Sandhill, ch. 7.38; Hempstead, ch. 32; Utica, Broad st. ch., A. M. Beebee, 20; Hamilton, Mrs. E. C. Judson, 30; Pultney, Rev. H. R. Dakin 1; So. Butler, ch. 10; Yorkshire, Mrs. Mohawk River' Asso., D. B. Brockett, Polly Colton, 1;

Salisbury ch.,

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tr. Black River Asso., 21.57; Misses Shepardson 26 cts.; Coll. at State Conv. 23; Watertown, ch., with other donas., to cons. Warren Spalding L. M., 50.82; Rev. D. Dye 5; Lafargeville, ch. 4.50; Depeauville,ch. 2; Ruth Colwell 2; Lowville 47.29 Adams Village 12; South Rutland, 5; R. D. Woodward 1; Carthage 4.25; Great Bend 1; per Rev. H. A. Smith, Agent, 179.69 Broome and Tioga Asso. 9.89; Whitney's Point, ch. 7; D. M. Garvey 1; Rev. S. S. Tucker 1; A friend, 27 cts.; Maine, ch. 16.03; Tioga Centre 9; Barker and Chenango 25.58; Caroline 10; Willseyville 4; J.Willsey 5; Tioga and Barton 3.22. with other donas., to cons. Rev. Isaac W. Emery L. M., per Rev. H. A. S., Agent, Chenango Asso. 8.90; E. Colburn 1; B. J. Haight 3; Smyrna, ch. 7.50; Rev. W. Spaulding and wife 4; Miss N. L. Spaulding, 1; Oxford, ch. 22.75; Richard Yale 1; South New Berlin 29 42; Esther Hendrick 1; Greene, ch. 25.07; Dr. Farr and wife 15; Esther E. Hendrick 1; Coventry and Greene, ch. 33.33; McDonough, ch. 11; Female B. S. 8.69; Smithville 12; Coventry 20; S. Sch 3; Bainbridge, 2d ch. 2; Earlville, ch. 23.25; Preston 9; Plymouth 18; N. Norwich 3; Pitcher 24: 0xford and Greene 30.30; George Knapp 1; Guilford, 2d ch. 29.87; to cous. John Curtiss. George Winston and Harvey H. Gilmore L. M., per Rev. H. A. Š., Agent, 349.08 Oneida Asso., E. Palmer, tr., 12; Whitesboro', ch. 68.57; Youth's M. S., for Assam Orph. Sch., 18.58; Waterville 17.50; Holland Patent 11; Rome, ch. 54.19; Court st. ch. 8.50; Vernon 16.13; Westmoreland, 2d ch. 11.80; Cassville 50.31; Annsville 14; Durbamville 5; Mrs. Hayes 1; Utica, Bleecker st. ch. 136.54; Betsey Brown 1.36; Broad st. ch., of which 20 is for German Mission, 135.05; S. Sch. 79.60; Rev. P. P. Brown 2; to cons. Rev. Carlos Swift, Eli Hull, Harlow Hawley and Miss Charlotte E. Whipple L. M., per Rev. H. A. S., Agent, 642.24 Otsego Asso., 3.82; Hartwick, ch. 30 ; Springfield, ch. 4; Plainfield, ch. 50.13; Edmeston, 2d ch. 6.75; Brookfield, ch. 18.88; New Lisbon,

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ch. 26.25; Burlington, 1st ch. 8; North Burlington, ch. 25; Cooperstown, ch. 9.43; Exeter, ch. 20.50; Warren, ch. 14.25; Jacksonville, ch. 13.37; Winfield, ch. 9.75; Rev. L. Bolton 10; Jeremiah Pratt 5; to cons. Rev Abram Wilsoxen, John O'Donnell, Alonzo Smith, Nathan R. Brown and Mrs. Fidelia B. Dye L. M., per Kev. H. A. S., Agent, Oswego Asso., coll. at semi-ann. meeting, 5.12; Oswego, 1st ch. 12; 2d ch. 15; Hannibal, ch. 3; Parish, ch. 3; Central Sq., ch. 5; Fulton, ch. 59.12; S. Sch. 5; to cons. Willard Osgood L. M., per Rev. II. A. S., Agent, Onondaga Asso.: Manlius, ch. 50.25; Manlius and Sullivan, ch. 31; Fayetteville, ch. 92.56; S. Sch., to sup. a child in Assam Orph. Sch., to be named David Decker, 22.51; Canton, ch. 8.48; Calista Parker 1; to cons. Rev. Abner Webb L. M., per Rev. H. A. S., Agent, Saratoga Asso.: Broadalbin, ch. 20; Saratoga Springs, ch. 56.90; Clifton Park, ch., with other donas., to cons. Mrs. J.W. Crumb L.M., 52.56; Galway, 2d ch. 22.83; Stillwater, 2d ch. 22.75; mon. con. 18.13; Burnt Hills, ch. 8.22; per Rev. O. Dodge, Agent, Essex and Champlain Asso.: Jay, Phebe Arnold, to cons. David Piper L. M., per Rev. O. D., Agent, Washington Union Asso.: Rupert, ch. per Kev. O. D., Agent, Buffalo Asso., D. W. Williams, tr., Boston, ch. 21.71; Boston and Concord, ch. 5.01; Collins, ch. 350; Eden, ch. 13.75; Ladies' Mite soc. 2.50; Aurora, ch. 8.89; Amherst, ch. 28.58; Arcade, ch. 22.67; Strykersville 47.19; Wales, ch. 2; Sardivia, ch. 7.25; Florence and Colden, ch. 6.54 ; Springville, ch. 105.41; Buffalo. Washington st. ch., to cons. Mrs. Samuel Rathbone, Mrs. John Bush and Mrs. Wm. A. Coots L. M., 300; S. Sch., to sup. Latham A. Burrows, in Assam Orph. Sch., 25; per Rev. S. M. Osgood, Agent, 600.00 Niagara Asso., B. Van Horn, tr.: Akron, ch. 30.04; Wheatfield and Pendleton ch. 1; Pendleton and Millport, ch. 3.04; West Somerset, ch. 9.25: Tonawanda, Indian ch. 2 Ransomville, ch. 11; Somerset, 1st ch. 44.75; Newfane, ch. 7.99; Wilson, ch. 2.63; A friend 60; Lockport. II. Flaggler 5; Benoni Edmunds 1; per Rev. S. M. O., Ag't, 300.70

New Jersey.

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nock, a friend of Missions 1; Peters' Creek, ch., John Simmons, tr., 5; 8. Sch. 2.60; Pittsburgh, Union ch., B. L. Fahnestock, tr.. to cons. John Owen L. M., 100; S. Sch., of which 30 is for sup. of two Karen children named Delia L. and Thomas C. Teasdale, 50; Wellsboro', ch., mon. con. 12; Damascus, Rev. J. T. Mitchel 5; Logan's Valley, ch. 50; Martin Bell, to cons. hims. L. M., 100; 449.47


Norwalk, ch., of which 7.35 is for Assam Orph. Sch., 51.25; Franklin, ch., Warren Co., C. Butler tr., 111; Mt. Vernon, ch. 3; Trumbull Asso., W. H. Hutchins, tr., 40.25; Warren, ch. 41 57; Holmes Co., J. Allison 2; Newport, ch. 23; New Market, Ladies' Soc., avails of 3 shirts, 4; Cincinnati, 9th st. ch., ann. sub. 102; mon. con. 18.77; coll. by Rev. J. G. Oncken 100; Baker st. ch. 7.14; per Rev. J. Stevens, Agent,


Grant's Creek, ch., W. H. Dolby, per
Rev. J. Stevens, Agent,
Evansville, ch. 20; Rev. Asa Marsh
4; A. L. Robinson 10;


Lee Centre, Horatio Benton 2; Upper Alton, ch., mon. con. 7; Burritt, Rev. William Gates 1; Plainfield, Sew. Circle 450; Alton, 1st ch. Richard Flagg, tr., mon. con. 29 19; Cordova, ch. 5; Decatur, ch. 14;











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Teloogoo Miss., avails of sewing by Bug. Sch. scholars 13.63; Mrs. Locke, for Bdg.Sch. 2.27; H. Stokes, Esq. 27.28;


199.50 $6,747.53




Philadelphia, 12th ch., per Rev. L. Wright, Agent, Philadelphia, Johnson Tolman 25; John G. Thomas 50 cts.; Milton, Jas. Moore, sen. 5; White Deer, ch. 15; Danville, ch. 2.49; Upland, ch. 34.76; Holmesburg, ch, Iuf. S.Sch. 4; Fruit Hill, Rev Samuel Miles 9.28; Chestnut Hill, ch. 6,75; Delmar, ch., Rev. A. Sherwood 15.09; to cons. Rev. Andrus Wiberg L M.; Eaton, ch. and cong. 320; Monroe, ch. and cong. 2.80; Tunkhan


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